Generational warfare in the age of memes.

Millennial asks: Is 'OK boomer' a generational insult or olive branch?

This viral meme sits at the center of generational warfare. But is it a weapon or a peace offering?
10,000 Takes

How an outsider came to love the forbidding Minnesota winter

December 4
Illustration by Ellen Schofield
Thirty-one years ago, I moved from New York to Minnesota. I imagined myself as a character in Ole Rolvaag's "Giants in the Earth": far from family in a foreign land, the climate of which seemed designed to kill me.
10,000 Takes

Winter fun! Watching my Californian neighbors puzzle over Minn. quirks

December 24, 2018
Winter fun! Watching my Californian neighbors puzzle over Minn. quirks
The new Minneapolis neighbors embraced and even improved upon our regional idiosyncrasies.
Variety
December 12, 2018
Author Brittany Chaffee has adapted well to living small in St. Paul.

Every woman should try living in a tiny apartment like my place on Grand Av.

Here's how living alone in a 400-square-foot space can be a great way to find yourself.
Variety
September 21, 2018
Junior and Daniela live in a tent in the Lyndale neighborhood, not far from the I-35 ramp.

Meet the tent dwellers on my Minneapolis block: 'We have children, you know'

The encampment has been a source of tension in my neighborhood — and in my own home.
Inspired
September 1, 2018
Steve Aggergaard with his found wallet at the State Fair.

How a lost wallet at the State Fair renewed my faith in Minnesotans

I figured somebody had picked my pocket.
Variety
July 10, 2018
The author celebrated her 30th birthday.

I'm single and I love it, but Minnesotans don't seem to believe me

In Minnesota, the average age of a bride is 26.9. It's just not socially acceptable to be unmarried past age 28.
10,000 Takes
July 3, 2018
My annual obsession with finding (and blasting) summer's hottest song

My annual obsession with finding (and blasting) summer's hottest song

An annual quest seeks the single track that captures our national mood.
Variety
May 24, 2018
In this 1989 file photo, cars filled with weekend travelers line up on 6th Street in Brainerd.

A local's take on Up North weekenders: 'It really felt like an invasion'

I grew up on Lake Mille Lacs, where locals like me had a complicated relationship with our big-city visitors.
Music
March 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake performed during halftime at Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis.

What it was like to perform in 'chaotic' Super Bowl halftime show with J.T.

A clarinetist in the University of Minnesota's marching band was live with Justin Timberlake.